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Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry documentaries. Nothing is off limits, and nobody is taken too seriously.
Schedule: Weekly

"What I Wanted Was Your Love, Not Pity"

A documentary on the life and work of June Jordan.

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05/19/2008 Listen The Thought of No One Listening Anymore Philip Schultz
05/12/2008 Listen Who's Gonna Read This Stuff? Chase Twichell
05/01/2008 Listen Abusing Animals in the Name of Poetry Kay Ryan
04/25/2008 Listen Is That a Chicken in the Background? Tyehimba Jess
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04/18/2008 Listen What's a Man Doing in a Feminist Poem? Alicia Ostriker
Daisy Fried
04/10/2008 Listen Concrete Poetry Yusef Komunyakaa
04/01/2008 Listen Philip Whalen, Totally Philip Whalen
03/24/2008 Listen This Cold Day Mary Jo Bang
03/10/2008 Listen Activist Poetry That Won't Make You Run the Other Way Rigoberto González
02/25/2008 Listen From Charles Reznikoff to Chuck D Philip Metres
02/13/2008 Listen Valentine's with a Straight Face Li-Young Lee
02/06/2008 Listen Follow the Drinking Gourd Quraysh Ali Lansana
01/11/2008 Listen Gimme Fever Sylvia Plath
12/13/2007 Listen History vs. the Past Eavan Boland
12/06/2007 Listen Dance, Dance Revolution Cathy Park Hong
11/27/2007 Listen Excuse Me While I Offend You  
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Elizabeth Bishop
10/04/2007 Listen A Straight Man's Epiphany in a Gay Bar Terrance Hayes
09/26/2007 Listen He Wasn't Always Such a Confessional Guy Troy Jollimore
Robert Lowell
09/19/2007 Listen Kay Ryan on Robert Frost Kay Ryan
Robert Frost
09/12/2007 Listen The Poetry Assassination of Kenneth Koch Ron Padgett
Andrei Codrescu
Kenneth Koch

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